Admission Department of Government and Public Administration - CUHK

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Qualification for Admission


  1. Applicants should have
    obtained a Bachelor’s degree from a recognized university normally with honours not lower than Second Class; or

    graduated from an honours programme of a recognized university with a Bachelor’s degree, normally achieving an average grade of not lower than “B” in undergraduate courses; or

    completed a course of study in a tertiary educational institution and obtained a professional or similar qualification equivalent to an honours degree.

    relevant education background and working experience is an advantage but not a requirement.

  2. Applicants should have fulfilled the “English Language Proficiency Requirement” prescribed by the Graduate School. Please refer to the Graduate School Homepage ( for details.

Application Procedures


Applicants may make their applications via the internet at from early November on


Before the launch of on-line application, application forms are available in the Graduate School at 4/F, Academic Building No. 1, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, N.T.


Supporting documents required include:

  1. Completed Application Form (not required if already submitted online application)
  2. Receipt of application fee (not required if already paid by credit card through online application)
  3. Official transcripts of all tertiary level studies (Note 1 & 2)
  4. Copies of certificates of academic qualifications
  5. Documents showing the applicant has fulfilled the Graduate School’s English Language Proficiency Requirement
  6. Confidential recommendations from 2 referees (Note 3)
  7. Copies of HKID card or other identity document as given in the Application Form
  8. A written statement of purpose (1-2 pages);

* Notes

  1. Applicants with degrees awarded by overseas universities by distance learning or by completing a curriculum of short duration may be required to provide assessment report from The Hong Kong Council for Accreditation of Academic and Vocational Qualifications (HKCAAVQ) on the level of qualification obtained.
  2. Official transcripts must be sent to the Programme directly from the university. CUHK students (Bachelor’s or higher degrees) are allowed to submit photocopies of their transcripts.
  3. Confidential recommendations must reach the Programme directly from the referees.


Applicants should send the above documents to “MSSc in GPGC, Department of Government and Public Administration, 3/F, T.C.Cheng Building, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, Hong Kong”.


Shortlisted candidates may be interviewed.

Application Deadline

First Round: 20 December 2017; Second Round: 30 April 2018

Tuition Fee

For year 2018/2019: HK$108,000 for the whole programme (8 courses) and HK$13,500 for each additional course. (subject to yearly review)

Fee for Student who is accorded the status of Continuing Student in 2018-19

Students who have not completed the programme within the normative study period will be accorded the status of continuing student.
Continuing students will be expected to complete the programme within the maximum study period, and have to pay a continuation fee (HK$ 4,500 per unit for 2018-19, subject to yearly review).